The UN Refugee Agency, a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, recently featured Hove Park school in their film 'bringing hope to the table'.
The film documents Farhad and Amine, two asylum-seekers from Afghanistan
and Sudan, who, through the UN Refugee Agency and the Brighton Table Tennis Club, have been coaching our students some enviable table tennis skills. Through out the sessions it has become apparent that Farhad and Amine’s bilingual skills have proved very useful. In one instance, Farhad was able to speak Pashtu with a boy, also from Afghanistan.
“What really makes the sessions is having Farhad and Amine as positive role models for the children,” said Tim Holtam, co-founder of Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC).